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WHEREAS, September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention and National Recovery Month, a time when millions of people around the world join their voices to raise awareness that prevention is possible, treatment is effective, and recovery is possible; and

WHEREAS, the benefits of preventing and overcoming mental health challenges, suicide attempts and loss, and substance abuse are significant and valuable to individuals, families and our communities; and

WHEREAS, Nevada residents deserve access to high quality prevention, support, rehabilitation and treatment services that lead to recovery and a healthy lifestyle; and

WHEREAS, Nevada’s Strategic Plan for Suicide Prevention, Striving to Zero Suicide, urges all Nevadans to play a role in prevention and promoting health and wellness; and

WHEREAS, education about the warning signs of suicide, the community effects of mental health and substance abuse problems, the significant value of prevention, and the best methods to support those in need are essential to our community; and

WHEREAS, we encourage relatives, friends, co-workers, and providers to recognize the signs of a problem and guide those in need to appropriate services and supports; and

WHEREAS, the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention (NCSP) will be virtually holding its 14th annual statewide ‘Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope’ event on Saturday, September 12, 2020; and

WHEREAS, NCSP in partnership with the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention, will honor Senator Harry Reid who, as a survivor of his father’s suicide, has been a tireless champion for suicide prevention and instrumental in Suicide Prevention efforts in the Silver State and across the nation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim September 2020 as

SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 4th day of September 2020

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